Season Review: Binalong Brahmans

George Tooke Shield

Position: 6th
Win/Loss/Draw: 5-11-0
Points For: 253
Points Against: 381

Binalong dropped one place on the ladder in 2018 as they missed out on a place in this year’s finals series.

Interestingly, the Brahmans attack ranked one place higher than it did it 2017 as the Binalong side had the sixth best attack and defence in the competition.

The Brahmans had a tough start to the season where they lost their first four matches before bouncing back with back-to-back wins against Gunning and ADFA.

A narrow loss to Bungendore in Round 8 was followed by a big loss at the hands of Harden.

The second half of the season started brightly for Binalong as they defeated Boorowa 18-16. A heavy loss to North Canberra was followed by a narrow loss to eventual Premiers, Crookwell.

Binalong claimed a 30-0 win over UC in Round 14 but didn’t win another match for the year.

Ladies League Tag

Position: 8th
Win/Loss/Draw: 2-14-0
Points For: 133
Points Against: 494

The Brahmans dropped from seventh to eighth place in 2018 as they claimed two wins for the season.

After struggling to score in the first half of the season, the Jersey Girls improved dramatically as the season wore on. Binalong went down 24-14 to Boorowa in Round 10 after having a suffered a 46-0 loss in Round 1.

The Jersey Girls claimed their two wins against ADFA, which included a tight 16-8 win in Round 16.

Season Highlight

The result wasn’t what Binalong was after but the Brahmans celebrated a fantastic achievement in Round 18 against the Harden Hawks.

The club held their Charity Day for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and acknowledged three important player milestones in the process.

James Blair and Ben Spencer celebrated 100 CRRL games for Binalong, while Pete Adams brought up 150 career matches in what was a great way to celebrate the season.

Photo: R.S. Williams